After Agnes, after water quality
improved, so did the fishing
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a five-part series of articles written by Walt Young, a reporter at the Altoona Mirror, on favorite fishing streams.
Until the early 1970s, the Little Juniata River was ...
No, this is not a weather report, it’s a “feather” report from this past winter season. Birdwatchers will recall the winter of 2013-14 when an unprecedented and historical southward irruption of Snowy Owls, those big white birds from the great white north, occurred into the United ...
Chris Clark of Jersey Shore shows off a 17-inch-long brown trout he caught out of Lower Green Run in Bald Eagle State Park last weekend. He was fishing with red worms. Clark is the son of Tim and Candy Clark of Jersey Shore. He was fishing with his parents and sister. He is proud of this catch ...
Kettle Creek State Park
Kettle Creek State Park will be celebrating the spring migration with a birding festival Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the day use area of the park.
Baywings Falconry will be bringing live raptors and putting on a program 12 - 1 p.m. and 2 - 3 p.m. ...
Audubons to hear about
Brids of Honduras
WILLIAMSPORT — Lycoming Audubon program “Neotropical Birds of Honduras,” will be presented by Ian Gardner, Wildlife Tech, and co-founder of Partners in Neotropical Bird Conservation, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the Lowry Room on the ...
There are plenty of examples in which good intentions of plant introductions have led to problems. But the one that caught my eye this week was the flowering pear.
Traveling through Centre County this week, a field in the distance caught my eye. It was acres of white surrounded by much of the ...
Weather — we bitch and complain about it almost on a daily basis. I look at it this way, at least I’m here and able to complain.
Actually, there are some major benefits to the cool spring, one that fruit growers are happy about. A huge worry this time of year is a sudden early warm spell ...
pheasant hunters exempt from permit
Any Pennsylvania hunter who held a senior lifetime hunting or combination license prior to May 13, 2017 will not need to purchase a pheasant permit to hunt pheasants in the 2018-19 license year.
The pheasant permit was created last year as ...
UNIVERSITY PARK — Pennsylvania’s black bear population is experiencing a mange epidemic, and a Penn State research team will work with the state Game Commission to gain a better understanding of the disease and develop strategies to manage it.
Mange is a highly contagious skin disease ...
HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania Game Commission state game warden who died in the line-of-duty will be added to the agency’s Fallen Officers Memorial at the Harrisburg headquarters and to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
District Game Protector Robert E. ...
By BONNALYN MOSTELLER
In this era of smart phones, social media, streaming entertainment and all the rest I think many folks worry about how to have quality time with the youngsters in their lives. Here at Lycoming Audubon we may have an idea in that regard. Many members of our Audubon ...
For the past few years, I have had several columns on the emerging spotted lanternfly (SLF) issue. If this topic is new to you or you want to refresh your memory on the particulars, I encourage you to visit Penn State’s SLF webpage at https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly which ...
HARRISBURG — The approach of spring gobbler season has Pennsylvania hunters eager to get afield. That they’ll be participating in the state’s 50th anniversary spring-gobbler hunt further sweetens the pot.
Properly licensed junior hunters and mentored youth can head afield Saturday, ...
Avis 6-14 @ Tylersville 0-20
Bob Marshall 99-5
Chad Marshall 99-4
Eric Wunder 97-4
Nate Clinger 97-3
Mike Goodman Jr. 95-4
Kevin Kline 93-4
Ray Eldred 93-2
Ron Marshall 92-2
Tyler Lucas 97-3
Scott Weidler 96-4
John Brungard 96-2
Jake Brown 93-3
HOWARD — It’s time to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery wants to help you “spring” into the season and connect with wildlife in your backyard.
Bluebird nesting boxes built by staff at Howard Nursery are available for sale ...
LOCK HAVEN — The annual Garden of the Month Awards Program will begin in May.
The program is sponsored by the Dogwood Circle Garden Club in cooperation with The Express. It recognizes area gardeners who live within a 10-mile radius of Lock Haven.
This is the 24th consecutive year for the ...
What a damp, gloomy March it has been. Can anyone remember when we had two sunny days in a row this month? On the bright side (no pun intended), we hardly received any snow from the four nor’easters that tore up the eastern seaboard.
We still have a long way to go before we can plant our ...
Matches for 4/3/18
Liberty 8-12 at Mill Hall 11-9
Lenny Young Jr. 98-5
Rick Bowman 96-4
Allen Muthler Jr. 96-2
Emory Gunsallus 95-4
Bob Fenton 95-3
Chase Roan 94-1
Lance Bowman 94-4
Lion Hinton 92-1
Lance Bowman 94-4
Emory Gunsallus ...
HARRISBURG — Despite one of the worst opening days in more than three decades of bear hunting, Pennsylvania charted yet another Top 10 bear harvest in 2017.
Hunters harvested 3,438 bears in the 2017 seasons, with the archery harvest of 493 bears and the extended season harvest of 1,083 ...
A Golden Crowned Kinglet, like the one pictured, will be the topic at the next meeting of the Lycoming Audubon group. Carmeron Fiss, a biologist with IUP Research Institute, will present the program on “Golden-winged Warbler Ecology.” The golden-winged warbler population is ...